GAHANNA — Harold Roger Bair, 91, passed away May 25, 2009, at his home.
He was born in Mount Vernon on Nov. 1, 1917. He was preceded in death by parents, Harold and Olive (Rogers) Bair; sister, Phyllis Bair Copland.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Anita (Cochran) Bair; daughters, Nancy (James) Johnston of Powell, Patricia (Richard) Smith of Empire, Mich., JoAnne (Richard) McClead of Gahanna; son, Roger (Gwenn) Bair of Westerville; grandchildren, Diane (Brad) Linville, Darren (Kristin) Smith, Rebecca Smith, Ryan (Amanda Wheeler) McClead, Megan (Scott) Anzur, Erin (Mark) Curtis, Waverly (David) Eisenbart and Wyndra Bair; great-grandchildren, Cole and Hunter Linville, Spencer and Carmon Smith, Samuel and Jackson Anzur, Jessa and Erica Curtis; brother, Harry S. (Peg) Bair of Georgetown, Texas; and many other extended family members and friends.
He graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1935, and retired as a machinist from Defense Supply Construction Center. He was a member of Eastview United Methodist Church and attended Stonybrook United Methodist Church after moving to Gahanna. He was a member of The Ohio Genealogical Society, a 65-year member of Whitehall Lodge 761 F&AM, member of Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus. He was active in all York Rite Bodies and recipient of York Rite College Gold Award. In his retirement he enjoyed volunteering for Ohio Historical Center, Eastview Food Pantry, American Red Cross Blood Bank and Masonic Services Association of Franklin County.
Friends may call today, May 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Evans Funeral Home, 4171 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus. Masonic service will be today at 7:30 p.m. Funeral service and celebration of life will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Eastview United Methodist Church, 1045 Ross Road, Whitehall, with Pastors Dwayne Shugert and Derik Hines officiating.
The family wishes to acknowledge the many prayers, visits and support provided by friends and family as well as the staff of Mount Carmel Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Eastview Food Pantry, Mount Carmel Hospice, American Red Cross or Masonic Youth Organizations in care of Whitehall Lodge 761 F&AM. Visit www.evansfuneralhome.net.